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Google Now source code hints at desktop web version

Google Now source code hints at desktop web version

Google Now is one of the main features in the latest Android iteration, known as Jelly Bean, but it's also hinted for iOS and it's in the works for Chrome. However, according to some source code from Google Now, the search giant looks to be planning to implement Google Now in the web, meaning that any browser on any computer could use it.

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Microsoft reportedly bringing back Start button in Windows 8.1

Microsoft reportedly bringing back Start button in Windows 8.1

We've heard whispers of Microsoft possibly bringing back the Start button just recently, but more reports are coming in that reinforce this possibility. In the next update to Windows 8, which is said to be dubbed Windows 8.1 as a part of Microsoft's "Blue" update initiative, the Start button will make its way back into the OS, but not all the way.

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Microsoft working with OEMs on smaller Windows tablets

Microsoft working with OEMs on smaller Windows tablets

During Microsoft's quarterly earnings call yesterday, CFO Peter Klein mentioned that the company is working with OEMs to manufacturer "a new suite of small touch devices powered by Windows." Klein didn't specifically mention what exactly these devices would be, but it's a good guess that we could be talking about the smaller 7-inch variety.

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Google’s Larry Page hints at upcoming rugged Motorola devices

Google’s Larry Page hints at upcoming rugged Motorola devices

Google announced their latest quarterly earnings yesterday, and the company had another good three months in the black, earning a revenue of $14 billion, with $3.35 billion of that as cold, hard income. However, Google's recently-acquired Motorola Mobility is struggling, losing $271 million, but Google CEO Larry Page seems to have big plans for the subsidiary, and teased some of the features we may see on upcoming devices.

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Nokia tipped to be working on Galaxy Note rival

Nokia tipped to be working on Galaxy Note rival

Nokia reported its Q1 2013 financial results this morning, and while they're slowly digging themselves out of a deep hole, they're coming back around, and it seems they're appetite for competition is growing, as it's reported that the Finnish company is working on a phablet-style smartphone to be released later this year in order to take on Samsung's Galaxy Note series.

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Facebook Home rumored for iPhone, probably won’t happen

Facebook Home rumored for iPhone, probably won’t happen

When Facebook announced its new Facebook Home launch screen alternative earlier this month, it was quite obvious why Android was the only mobile platform getting the new launcher -- it's openness provides Facebook to easily implement Home on various Android devices. However, it's rumored that Facebook is currently in talks with Apple to bring Facebook Home to iOS, but we're not sure if it'll be possible.

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Foxconn rumored to be on hiring spree for iPhone 5S production

Foxconn rumored to be on hiring spree for iPhone 5S production

Rumors of the iPhone 5S have been pouring in lately, so it's no surprise that we're now hearing reports that Foxconn is beginning to ramp up production on the iPhone 5S and is beginning to hire more workers to take on the increase in production. The Zhengzhou factory in China, specifically saw in increase in workers, with recruiting beginning back in February.

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OS X 10.8.4 beta code hints at 802.11ac WiFi in upcoming Macs

OS X 10.8.4 beta code hints at 802.11ac WiFi in upcoming Macs

It's inevitable that Apple is going to release new Mac models at some point this year, particularly new MacBooks, since the iMacs just received a recent refresh. On the software end, Apple recently seeded the second beta version of OS X 10.8.4 Mountain Lion to developers, and the code inside of the operating system hint at the possibility of 802.11ac WiFi for new Mac models sometime this year.

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Windows Phone 8 to support 1080p and quad-core chips by 2014

Windows Phone 8 to support 1080p and quad-core chips by 2014

Windows Phone 8 is a pretty slick operating system, but it only supports up to 720p resolutions, as well as lower-quality WVGA and WXGA resolutions. However, it's said that Microsoft will be adding 1080p support to Windows Phone 8 by the end of this year, as well as planning larger devices with 5-inch-and-higher displays.

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BlackBerry Q10 reportedly arriving April 30 in Canada

BlackBerry Q10 reportedly arriving April 30 in Canada

The BlackBerry Z10, the company's flagship handset, as been out on the market for a while in Canada, but those wanting to get their hands on some QWERTY goodness will have to wait a while longer, as it's reported that the BlackBerry Q10 won't hit Canadian stores until April 30, while an expected launch date for other countries is still up in the air.

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Apple to introduce refreshed Mac Pros this month according to source

Apple to introduce refreshed Mac Pros this month according to source

The folks over at Mac Daily News have received a tip from a source they say has provided them with tips in the past that have proven true: Apple will be rolling out a refreshed line of Mac Pros. The tipster says the new line will be released some time this month, but didn't supply a precise date. Not much else was said, but what is known is available after the jump.

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Apple TV with “iRing” controller added to baseless rumor collection

Apple TV with “iRing” controller added to baseless rumor collection

The Apple television rumors are heating up again, folks. Only this time, there's some extra information that's floating around. In what sounds like a completely ridiculous prediction, analyst Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets says that an Apple television will launch this year, and it will come with an "iRing" of sorts as the motion controller. However, will it ever see the light of day? Not likely.

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